Amy Do has been promoted to senior account executive at FKQ Marketing and Advertising, Clearwater. Do was an account executive.
Schifino Lee Advertising & Branding, Tampa, announces these appointments: Sasha Fruitticher, public relations coordinator; and Nic Gomez, interactive designer for the Web. Fruitticher was a marketing assistant at RE/MAX on the Coast in Gulf Breeze; and Gomez was a freelance Web designer in Denver and Tampa.
Corey E. McLaughlin has been named assistant vice president and business banking officer at Whitney Bank's banking division, St. Petersburg. McLaughlin was an assistant vice president and business banker at Fifth Third Bank's North Pinellas/Countryside branch.
First National Bank, Tampa, announces these appointments: William C. Williams, senior vice president and Nic Sachdev, vice president, commercial real estate. Williams was chief financial officer at the Eco Group Inc., Tampa; and Sachdev was assistant vice president for commercial real estate at Fifth Third Bank, Tampa.
Raymond James Bank, St. Petersburg, announces these promotions: Andrew Hahn, Jeff Hindman, Steve Paley and Tom Scott, senior vice presidents; Jennifer Ehrhart, senior commercial real estate banker; and Garrett McKinnon, vice president, senior corporate lender. Hahn, Hindman, Paley, and Scott were corporate lending officers; Ehrhart was senior real estate lender in Manatee County at M&I Bank; and McKinnon was vice president, commercial client manager, Bank of America, Tampa.
C.J. Brown has been named a senior mortgage loan officer at CNBS Financial Group's Largo office; and Michael Alea has been named vice president, mortgage branch manager at CNBS' Brandon office. Brown was a senior loan officer at Market Street Mortgage Corp., Clearwater; and Alea was president of Elite Mortgage Network, Brandon.
Marilyn J. Richards-Mason has been named nurse manager at the Hernando Endoscopy & Surgery Center, Brooksville. Mason was clinical director at All Saints Surgery Center at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville.
Alltrust Insurance, Palm Harbor, announces these appointments: Lori Garcia, senior account manager; Rosemary Dalton, executive assistant; and Connie Zamzow, senior account executive. Garcia was renewal account manager at United Healthcare, Tampa; Dalton was an executive assistant at TechUSA, Tampa; and Zamzow was a vice president at Wachovia Insurance
Cheryl J. Lister has been named an associate at Marlowe, McNabb & Stayton P.A., Tampa. Lister concentrates on complex state and federal litigation at the trial and appellate court levels and was a partner at Saxon Gilmore, Carraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox PA., Tampa.
The Florida Venture Forum board elected these 2008 officers: Craig Burson, chairman; John Igoe, vice chairman; Richard Brandewie, program chairman; Jack Rybicki, treasurer; Louis "T.M" Conti and Wayne Hunter, conference co-chairmen for the 2009 Venture Capital Conference. Burson is managing director at H.I.G. Ventures, Miami; Igoe is a partner at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, West Palm Beach; Brandewie is managing partner and co-founder of Ballast Point Ventures LP, St. Petersburg; Rybicki is a principal at LarsonAllen LLP, Tampa; Conti is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, Orlando; and Hunter is a managing partner at Harbert Venture Partners LLC, Richmond, Va.
Matthew Heikkinen has been named an investment adviser at Realty Asset Advisors, Tampa. Heikkinen was a business development manager for the 1031 exchange division at Washington Mutual in Tampa.